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medical surveillance

The monitoring of individuals who may have been exposed to a pathogen or noxious thing in the environment, or the detection of the early symptoms of disease.

medical surveillance

Epidemiology The monitoring of individuals who may have been exposed to a pathogen or noxious thing in the environment, or detection of the early symptoms of disease

medical surveillance

Careful, repeated assessment of a person exposed to a pathogen, to see if he develops the illness it causes.
See also: surveillance
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3: Imple mentation and Application of Joint Medical Surveillance for Deployments.
Surinamese origin and being under medical surveillance both predict variance in participation score independently.
Medical surveillance should consist of a respiratory questionnaire--there are several standardised questionnaires available, based on international field studies, and field tested for South African working populations.
is the first recipient of the CASPOD package which includes chemical detectors, sensors, protective masks and suits, computer systems, a medical network and software for medical surveillance, and decontamination shelters.
Countering those who viewed the appearance of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s as an extension of medical surveillance, Cook insists on the degree to which women demanded its availability.
Both programs implemented versions of the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE) IV for medical surveillance and required evaluation within these environments.
The DOE is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement to fund a medical evaluation program that will serve all former DOE workers nationwide and will incorporate activities currently performed under the Former Worker Medical Screening Program and the Former Beryllium Worker Medical Surveillance Program.
To monitor adverse health events following the vaccinations, DOD used two health information tracking systems, CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and DOD's Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS).
As a result, refugee claimants, and those denied refugee status, are not under medical surveillance yet may remain in Canada for several months or years.
Several communities are currently monitoring hospital admissions, 911 calls, and unexplained deaths as part of their medical surveillance systems.
Medical surveillance, the first component of the template, should operate continuously to improve the chances of quickly detecting unusual medical events in the local population.
This is a plant where beryllium medical surveillance should occur,'' Newman said, noting the published scientific literature is clear that some workers exposed to alloys containing comparable amounts of beryllium to those worked on at Rocketdyne have come down with the disease.

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